Portfolio NRL Jerseys by Lemon Boi — Part I, 1908 to 1982 (– High image thread –)

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Inspired by Mero’s fantastic website www.footyjumpers.com, this thread shall illustrate the jerseys worn in the NRL from its foundation in 1908.


Notes

1. Accuracy is not 100% as information prior to the 1990s is difficult to obtain. If you notice any errors, please free to message me with corrections.

2. Unless otherwise specified, the jersey/uniform in each image was worn in every match in the year(s) stated. Prior to 1994, uniforms are listed if they were worn that year; specific matches are not known and some may have only been worn in preseason games.

3. After the year(s) is the jersey manufacturer (where known). Manufacturers are unknown prior to the 1970s.

4. Until the early 1990s, many players wore jerseys with cut ¾ length sleeves, as opposed to actual ½ length sleeves. Overlaps in years is when both ½ and ¾ length sleeves were made and worn by players on a team.

5. Sponsors are not featured, primarily due to the difficulty in getting quality images of their logos.

6. Until the 1970s, black shorts often faded to grey.
 
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1908–1949* — Original uniform with number panel and darker blue socks
NE 1908–49.png


1950*–1975 — Number panel removed, socks now match jersey colour
NE 1950–75.png


* Exact year these changes occurred is unknown


1976 — (Westmont) ¾ length sleeves with three stripes around elbows
NE 1976.png


1977 — (Westmont) Vee-neck collar, stripes added to sides of shorts and tops of socks
NE 1977.png


1978 — (Westmont) New team logo
NE 1978.png


1979–1982 — (Classic) Collar, lighter blue, longer ¾ sleeves with thinner stripes and white cuffs, stripes on shorts and socks reduced to two
NE 1979–82a.png


1979–1982, alternate — (Classic) Blue shorts were worn in various matches, both home and away, usually against Souths and Easts
NE 1979–82b.png
 
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Glebe “Dirty Reds”

1908–1929 — Original uniform, some had white cuffs and striped socks
GL 1908–10.png


1911–unknown — White shoulder panel added, lace-up collar
GL 1911–29.png


Glebe wore black shorts at some point in their existence but exact dates unknown (probably 1914–1918)
 
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1908 — Original fourteen stripes jersey, to differentiate from the South Sydney union team
SS 1908.png


1909–1914 — Wider myrtle stripes, same as original pre-League jersey (sock colour uncertain)
SS 1909–14.png


1915–1944 — Socks changed (colour uncertain)
SS 1915–44.png


1945–1946 — Wartime jersey
SS 1945–46.png


1947–1958 — Back to traditional design, new socks (number panel uncertain, may have been white number without panel)
SS 1947–58.png


1959–1961 — “Saddle” jersey, lace-up collar, rabbit emblem, white shorts (number panel uncertain, may have been white number without panel)
SS 1959–61.png


1962–1964 — Wider stripes on socks (number panel uncertain, may have been white number without panel)
SS 1962–64.png


1965–1968 — Back to traditional design, with rabbit emblem, four red stripes on body,
SS 1965–68.png


1969–1974 — Five red stripes on body
SS 1969–74.png


1975 — (Westmont) Green shorts, ¾ length sleeves, more stripes on socks
SS 1975.png


1976 — (Westmont) Sleeve stripes moved, wider stripes on socks, number lowered to accommodate sponsor
SS 1976.png


1977 — (Classic) Red vee-neck collar, longer ¾ sleeves
SS 1977.png


1978 — (Classic) New team logo, different shorts
SS 1978.png


1979 — (Classic) Logo repositioned, red cuffs on sleeves
SS 1979.png


early 1980 — (Classic) “Minties” jersey, yellow number
SS 1980a.png


later 1980 (Classic) — Not long into the season, a green panel with white number(s) was added due to visibility issues with the yellow number(s)
SS 1980b.png


1981–1982 — (Classic) Stripe removed from back
SS 1981–82.png
 
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Balmain Tigers

1908–1929 — Original uniform
BA 1908–29.png


1930–1939 — Double-pinstriped jersey
BA 1930–39.png


1940–1947 — Wartime jersey
BA 1940–47.png


1948–1952 — Reverted back to 1930 design
BA 1948–52.png


1953–1956 — Lighter orange jersey with two black vees, lace-up collar, new socks, (number uncertain, may have been in white panel)
BA 1953–56.png


1957–1968 — Team badge added
BA 1957–68.png


1969–1974 — New button-up collar, black collar and cuffs, stripes added to top of socks
BA 1969–74.png


1975 — Stripes down sides of shorts
BA 1975.png


1976 — (Westmont) ½ length sleeves, new team emblem
BA 1976.png


1977 — (Westmont) ¾ length sleeves, number lowered to accommodate sponsor
BA 1977.png


1978–1982 — (Westmont) Orange vee-neck collar, new team logo
BA 1978–82.png
 
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1908–1932 — Original uniform, stripes varied
ES 1908–32a.png

ES 1908–32b.png


1920 — Temporary replacement jersey worn in Rounds 4 to 8
ES 1920 (4–8).png


1933–1943 — Red stripe wider
ES 1933–43a.png

ES 1933–43b.png


1944–1946 — Wartime jersey, navy dye was prioritised to the Navy
ES 1944–46.png


1947–1953 — Back to 1933 design, all jerseys had white-over-red stripes
ES 1947–53.png


1954–1966 — New uniform, inspired by the then-popular French national team
ES 1954–66.png


1967–1973 — Team emblem added
ES 1967–73.png


1974–1975 — ¾ length sleeves, some players had jerseys with longer sleeves and navy cuffs
ES 1974–75a.png

ES 1974–75b.png


1976 — Number lowered to accommodate sponsor
ES 1976a.png

ES 1976b.png


1977–1978 — Stripes added to sides of shorts
ES 1977–78a.png

ES 1977–78b.png


1979 — (Classic) Sleeves standardised
ES 1979.png


1980–1982 — Team name added to badge
ES 1980–82.png


1982 — (Classic) Summer uniform worn in Rounds 1–3

ES 1982s.png
 
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1908 — Stripes, with black shoulders
WS 1908.png


1909 — Black with one large white stripe
WS 1909.png


1910–1913 — Stripes
WS 1910–13.png


1914–1916 — Thicker stripes
WS 1914–16.png


1917 — Black with thin white stripes
WS 1917.png


1918–1925 — All black with team badge
WS 1918–25.png


1926–1928 — White stripe, stripes on socks
WS 1926–28.png


1929 — Team badge added
WS 1929.png


1930 — Different team badge
WS 1930.png


1931–1942 — Different team badge
WS 1931–42.png


1943 — “None more black…”
WS 1943.png


1944–1947 — White vee added
WS 1944–47.png


1948 — Same as 1926 design
WS 1948.png


1949–1951 — Thick pinstripes added to stripe, white socks with black stripes; white shorts worn occasionally
WS 1949–51b.png

WS 1949–51w.png


1952 — Narrower middle stripe
WS 1952b.png

WS 1952w.png


1953–1960 — Different socks; white shorts worn primarily
WS 1953–60w.png

WS 1953–60b.png
 
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1961 — New jersey

WS 1961.png


1962 — New socks

WS 1962.png


1963–1967 — Black shorts

WS 1963–67.png


1968 — New socks

WS 1968.png


1969–1973 — New socks

WS 1969–73.png


1974 — ½ length sleeves, new team emblem (absent), alternate white shorts

WS 1974a.png

WS 1974b.png


1975–77 — (Westmont) Stripes added to shorts

WS 1975–77a.png

WS 1975–77b.png


1978–1982 — (Westmont) Vee-neck collar, new team logo, number lowered to accommodate sponsor, new alternate/summer jersey

WS 1978–82a.png

WS 1978–82b.png


1981 — No vees

WS 1981b.png
 

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1908–1931 — Original uniform (socks may have differed)
NS 1908–31.png


1932–1941 — Pinstripes added
NS 1932–41.png


1942–1953 — Wartime jersey
NS 1942–53.png


1954–1968 — New jersey, club emblem added, number on front, new socks
NS 1954–68.png


1969 — New striped jersey
NS 1969.png


1970 — “English”-style uniform introduced by coach Roy Francis
NS 1970.png


1971–1974 — Same as 1969 uniform, with no front number(s)
NS 1971–74a.png


1971–74 — Alternate jersey worn in warm-weather, possibly only in pre-season games

NS 1971–74s.png


1975 — Stripe added to sides of shorts
NS 1975a.png

NS 1975s.png


1976–1977 — (Westmont) ¾ length sleeves, black vee-neck collar, wider stripes on shorts
NS 1976–77a.png


1976–1977 alternate — (Westmont) ½ length sleeves
NS 1976–77s.png


1978 — (Westmont) New team logo
NS 1978a.png

NS 1978s.png


1979 — (Westmont) New uniform
NS 1979.png


1980–1982 — Different shorts, logo repositioned

NS 1980–82.png
 

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Newcastle “Rebels”

1908–1909
NC 1908–09.png



Cumberland “Fruit-Pickers”

1908
CU 1908.png



Annandale “The Dales”

1910–1915 — Original uniform
AN 1910–15.png


1916–1920 — Wider amber stripes (some featured team badge)
AN 1916–20.png


1920 – The Rugby League News, a weekly publication that began in 1920, list Annandale’s colours as “Maroon and sky blue”
AN 1920.png



University “Students”

1920–1929 — Original uniform
UN 1925–29.png


c.1930–1937 — Sydney University crest was added by 1930

UN 1930–37.png
 
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St. George Dragons

1921–1924 — Original uniform
SG 1921–24.png


1925–1928 — Different socks
SG 1925–28.png


1929–1930 — New jersey and socks, thin red vee with embraided team emblem on chest
SG 1929–30.png


1931–1943 — New jersey and socks, butcher stripes
SG 1931–43.png


1944–1947 — Wartime jersey
SG 1944–47.png


1948–1954 — Larger red vee, white shorts, new socks, red number
SG 1948–54.png


1955–1957 — New socks
SG 1955–57.png


1958 — New socks
SG 1958.png


1959–1963 — Team emblem added
SG 1959–63.png


1964–1968 — New socks
SG 1964–68.png


1969–1974 — New socks
SG 1969–74.png


Round 13 1973 — In this match (against Manly–Warringah), St. George wore black shorts; unknown if wore in any other matches/years
SG 1973 (13).png


1975–1976 — (Westmont) ½ length sleeves, new socks
SG 1975–76.png


1977 — (Westmont) Number lowered to accommodate sponsor, new shorts
SG 1977.png


1978–1982 — (Westmont) ¾ length sleeves, new team logo

SG 1978–82.png
 

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Canterbury–Bankstown “Berries” / Bulldogs

1935–1942 — Original uniform
CB 1935–42.png


1943–1945 — Wartime jersey
CB 1943–46.png


1946–1947 — Returned to pre-war uniform

CB 1946–47.png


1948–1962 — New jersey, wide butcher stripes
CB 1947–62.png


1963–1969 — New uniform (shorts may have been black in some years)
CB 1963–69.png


1970–1972 — New “English”-style jersey, new socks; worn with either black, white or blue shorts
CB 1970–72a.png

CB 1970–72b.png

CB 1970–72c.png


1973–1974 — Same as 1963 uniform with blue number panel, new shorts
CB 1973–74.png


1975 — No number panel, blue number sewn onto jersey
CB 1975.png


1976–1977 — (Westmont) ¾ length sleeves; some players wore jerseys with ½ length sleeves in 1976
CB 1976–77.png

CB 1976s.png


1978–1979 — (Classic) Longer ¾ length sleeves, new team logo
CB 1978–79.png


1980 — (Classic) Number lowered and back rectangle enlarged to accommodate sponsor, white outline around number, new shorts (by Umbro)

CB 1980.png


1981–1982 — (Classic) Front of jersey altered to accommodate sponsor
CB 1981–82.png
 
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1947–1950 — Original uniform
MW 1947–50.png


1951–1955 — New jersey and socks, club emblem added
MW 1951–55.png


1956 — New club emblem (courtesy of Lord Mero)
MW 1956.png


1957–1959 — New jersey and socks, lace-up collar
MW 1957–59.png


1960–1964 — New, smaller club emblem
MW 1960–64.png


1965–1967 — Stripes removed
MW 1965–67.png


1968–1971 — New jersey and socks, bluer shade of maroon
MW 1968–71.png


1972–1974 — Stripes on body repositioned, new cuffs on sleeves
MW 1972–74.png


1975 — Stripe down sides of shorts
MW 1975.png


1976 — (Classic) New uniform, white vee-neck collar, ¾ length sleeves, dark maroon number
MW 1976.png


1976–1977 — (Classic) Introduced for the 1976 Finals, maroon collar, stripes on body repositioned, lighter maroon number, number lowered to accommodate sponsor
MW 1976–77.png


1978–1979 — (Classic) New team logo, different number font, maroon socks
MW 1978–79.png


1980–1981 — (Classic) New team logo, number repositioned

MW 1980–82.png


1982 – (Classic) Lighter colour number, increased spacing of stripes on jersey and sleeves, maroon cuffs, ½ & ¾ length sleeve variants worn
MW 1982l.png

MW 1982s.png
 
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Parramatta Eels, 1947–1975

1947 — Original uniform
PA 1947.png


1948 — New jersey and socks
PA 1948.png


1949–1962 — New uniform
PA 1949–62.png


Note: Date when number panel removed unknown

1963–1966 — Club emblem added
PA 1963–66.png


1967–1970 — Club emblem repositioned
PA 1967–70.png


1971–1973 — New shorts and socks
PA 1971–73.png


1974 — New team emblem, new socks
PA 1974.png


1975 — New uniform, ½ length sleeves
PA 1975 a1.png


1975 — Denis Fitzgerald wore a long-sleeve version
PA 1975 a2.png


1975 — Worn against Eastern Suburbs in Round 20, and possibly against other teams that year

PA 1975 b.png
 

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1975–1977 — (Westmont) Introduced for the 1975 Finals; four stripes down sleeves, different cuffs
PA 1975c–77 a1.png


1975–1977 — (Westmont) ¾ length sleeve variant worn by Geoff Gerard and a few others
PA 1975c–77 a2.png


1975–1977 — (Westmont) Full-length sleeve variant worn by Denis Fitzgerald
PA 1975c–77 a3.png


1976 — (Westmont) Worn in promotional pictures, may not have been worn in any games
PA 1976 b.png


1976–1977 — (Westmont) Alternate uniform, only ½ length sleeves (number colour uncertain)
PA 1976–77c.png


1978 — (Westmont) New team logo, ½ length sleeves worn primarily
PA 1978 a1.png


1978 — (as above) ¾ length sleeve variant
PA 1978 a2.png


1978–1979 — (Westmont) Alternate uniform, new logo, only ½ length sleeves
PA 1978–79b.png


1979–1982 — (Westmont) White outline removed from team logo, stripes above number removed to accommodate sponsor, ¾ length sleeves worn primarily
PA 1979–82 a1.png


1979–1982 — (as above) ½ length sleeve variant
PA 1979–82 a2.png


1979–1982 — (Westmont) Alternate uniform, blue panels for sponsor
PA 1979–82 b1.png


1979–1982 — (as above) ½ length sleeve variant

PA 1979–82 b2.png
 

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1967 — Original uniform
CS 1967.png


1968 — New jersey and socks, new team emblem
CS 1968.png


1969 — New collar, number in white panel, new socks
CS 1969.png


1970 — New team emblem
CS 1970.png


1971–1974 — Black cuffs, black number panel
CS 1971–74.png


1975 — Surname in panel above number, white stripe down sides of shorts
CS 1975.png


1976 — (Westmont) Name panel removed, new shorts
CS 1976.png


1977 — (Westmont) ½ length sleeves, black vee-neck collar, smaller team emblem
CS 1977.png


1978–1980 — (Westmont) Different shade of blue, ¾ length sleeves, new team logo, different design on back
CS 1978–80.png


1981–1982 — (Westmont) New shorts

CS 1981–82.png
 

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Penrith Panthers, 1967–1975

1967 — Original uniform
PE 1967.png


1968–1969 — Different socks; worn with brown or white shorts depending on opposition
PE 1968.png

PE 1968–69.png


1970 — New uniform
PE 1970.png


1971 — Vertical stripes on sleeves
PE 1971.png


1972 — Same jersey as 1967, new socks
PE 1972.png


1973 — Same as 1971 with no number panel
PE 1973.png


1974 — Brown oval number panel added
PE 1974.png


1975 — Rectangular number panel, new shorts

PE 1975.png
 

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Penrith Panthers, 1976–1982

1976 — (Westmont) New uniforms; worn in a variety of jersey, shorts and socks combinations, shown are the known variations worn that year
PE 1976a.png

PE 1976b.png

PE 1976c.png

PE 1976d.png


1977 — (Westmont) Similar to 1976 (variations, etc.); white outline added to number
PE 1977a.png

PE 1977b.png

PE 1977c.png


1978 — (Westmont) New team logo, number on front of jersey, ½ length or ¾ length sleeves
PE 1978s.png

PE 1978l.png


1979 — (Westmont) New uniform; some jerseys had brown collars and/or cuffs
PE 1979.png


1980–1982 — (Westmont) New uniform

PE 1980–82 a.png


1980–1982 — (Westmont) Alternate / warm weather jersey
PE 1980–82 b.png
 

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Canberra Raiders, 1982

Primary — (Classic) Original uniform
CA 1982a.png


Alternate — (Classic) Probably worn in pre-season, and in regular season against South Sydney
CA 1982b.png




Illawarra Steelers, 1982

Primary — (Classic) Original uniform
IL 1982a.png


Alternate — (Classic) Probably worn in pre-season, and in regular season against North Sydney (shorts uncertain)

IL 1982b.png
 
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1980–1981 — (Westmont) Inaugural State of Origin uniform
NSW 1980–81.png


1982 — (Westmont) Different shade of blue, number inverted, darker light-blue on socks
NSW 1982.png



Queensland

1980 — (Peerless) Inaugural State of Origin uniform
QLD 1980.png


1981 — (Peerless) New Queensland logo, maroon cuffs
QLD 1981.png


1982 — (Peerless) Darker maroon shorts and socks

QLD 1982.png
 

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Penrith Panthers, 1979–1982

1979 — (Westmont) New uniform; some jerseys had brown collars and/or cuffs
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1980–1982 — (Westmont) New uniform

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1980–1982 — (Westmont) Alternate / warm weather jersey
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In 1979 to 1983 Penrith wore Brown collars on both white versions and Brown versions. From 1984 to 1990 Penrith wore white collars on both White version and Brown Version, there was never any blue collars in 1979. Here are the ones from 1979 to 1982. In 1979 the White version was in all games. from 1980 to 1982 the Brown version is the main Uniform and the White version is clash ones. I will post the ones from 1983 to 1990 in the 1983 to 1993 thread.
 

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